Redirector GVT1.Com “Virus” Removal

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I wrote this article to help you remove Redirector GVT1.Com. This Redirector GVT1.Com removal guide is working for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Redirector GVT1.Com is a type of program which is capable of changing the three major web browsers – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome without your permission. Thus, Redirector GVT1.Com has been categorized as a browser hijacker.

Being installed on your computer, the hijacker starts flooding your monitor with numerous sponsored links and pop-up adverts. However, the main problem with these ads is that it’s hard to recognize which of them are reliable and which are not, so you might instantly get transferred to corrupted websites the minute you click on them.

Besides, considering the fact that many other unreliable search engines might appear in the place of your default homepage and search provider, you have to avoid any unauthorized changes and install a reliable antimalware tool on your computer.

Redirector GVT1.Com uses various methods of infiltrating the system. Most often, the hijacker enters your computer bundled with other freeware, because it provides possibly the easiest entry point for it. For that reason, every time when you install new software on your PC, you should read all the terms and conditions provided by the setup wizard. Otherwise, your will experience security-related issues.

Remove Redirector GVT1.Com
The Redirector GVT1.Com Virus

Redirector GVT1.Com can also infiltrate your virtual machine by posing as a bogus system or program update. For instance, while you’re thinking that you’re updating an existing application on your PC, you’re actually letting a dangerous infection in the system. Besides, the hijacker can also use spam email attachments, corrupted links, or websites as other means of invasion. Thus, having an unwanted program on your PC most often depends on your attention.

Some computer users think that they don’t have to remove Redirector GVT1.Com from their virtual machines, because the search engine could provide them with useful links. However, the main problem with Redirector GVT1.Com is that it often displays links to untrusted websites and potentially unreliable banner advertisements. Thus, removing the search engine from your PC is highly recommended.

If your browsing sessions have been transferred to untrusted websites, compromised files, it is very likely that browser hijackers or adware applications may have managed to penetrate into your virtual machine. As a result, some infections may be hidden into the system and they can allow some cyber criminals to gain access to your PC and steal your sensitive data. In case this happens, the only way to erase any threats from the system entirely and protect your personal data from being stolen, is to use an automatic security program. By using it, all hidden infections can be located and deleted at once.

You can delete Redirector GVT1.Com either manually, or automatically. The manual removal instructions are provided bellow this article. Though, even if you have completed the manual removal process, you still have to run a full scan of your PC in order to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. You can do this by installing a reputable antimalware tool which will erase all the existing threats at once and will protect your system against malware at all times.

Redirector GVT1.Com Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Redirector GVT1.Com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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